Place of Publication
Linnaea 30: 669 (1861)
Based on Eugenia obtusa DC. "in Peruvia" Dombey s.n. (holotype, G-DC).
- Eugenia obtusa DC.
- Eugenia polyantha Phil.
- Eugenia raran (Colla) Barnéoud
- Luma obtusa (DC.) A.Gray
- Myrceugenia chilensis O.Berg
- Myrceugenia obtusa (DC.) O.Berg var. berteroana
- Myrceugenia obtusa (DC.) O.Berg var. polyantha
- Myrceugenia obtusa (DC.) O.Berg var. raran
- Myrtus raran Colla
- Landrum (1988): Fig. 12g
- Landrum (1986)
- Landrum (1988)
Berg, O.C. 1861. Mantissa II. ad Myrtacearum Americae. Linnaea 30: 647-713
Landrum, L R 1988. The Myrtle Family (Myrtaceae) in Chile. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 45(12):277-317
Large shrub or small tree 2 to 8 m tall. Flowering from December to January. Fruits mature from April to November.
Easily identified from its mainly elliptic leaves which have blunt tips and the leafy bracteoles.
Distribution and habitat
M. obtusa is a common component of the Mediterranean region of Chile and its extensive distribution extends from the coast, close to Coquimbo, to the Central Valley of Cautín. It has an altitudinal range of between sea level to 1400 m (Landrum, 1988).